8th Grade Physical Science Course Syllabus
Instructor: Mrs. Dominguez
Phone: 671-6290, Ext. 57276
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to study the concepts of matter, energy, and forces of energy through exploratory investigations, activities, and applications.
One of our main goals in Physical Science is to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge and how that knowledge is created and evaluated. To do this, we will focus on the following: unifying concepts and processes of science, properties and changes of properties of matter, motions and forces, types of energy and transfer of energy, and interactions among science, technology, and society. Laboratory investigations are an integral component of this course. These include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures.
¨ Be on time to class
¨ Be prepared for class (folder, paper, pencils, etc.)
¨ Follow classroom procedures.
¨ Try your best. If you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. I respect your efforts.
¨ Show respect to yourself, staff, classmates, and the equipment.
¨ For your safety and others in the lab No gum, food, or drinks are allowed.
Students are expected to follow class, school, and county guidelines for behavior.
¨ Composition notebook-college ruled
¨ A 2 pocket folder
¨ College ruled paper
¨ Glue sticks
You are the individual responsible for the grade you receive. I do not “give” grades, you earn them. 9-weeks grades will be averaged on the following basis:
Focus Calendar Assessment 5%
Grades: 100-90% = A 89-80% = B 79-70% = C 69-60% = D 59% or below= F
*Note: Each student is expected to participate in all areas of the grading scales. If a student is absent from class, he/she will be responsible for obtaining make-up work from the teacher.